Football/Soccer Session (U14): WSSL Camp day 1 dribbling

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up
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Juggling Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard grid, each Player with a ball.

Instructions:

- Players work in pairs. Set number of touches allowed. If player misplays the ball, a point is given to the other player. Play for a fixed time, winners move up to play a new player.

Coaching Points:

- Players try to improve their touches (suppleness, control and foot-eye coordination) by juggling with different surfaces of their feet & body.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Organization:

15x20 yard area

Two teams of 6

Instructions:

- In pairs, agility and dynamic warm-up

Coaching Points:

- Quick feet

- Acceleration

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (10 mins)

Organization:

20x30 Yard Area

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

- Players dribble around area working on touches (Messi and Ronaldo)

Coaching Points:

- Spatial awareness

- Type of touch needed

- Get to spaces before others

Progressions:

- Knock out game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (20 mins)

Organization:

6 cones, 3 lines, 3 to 4 players per area.

Instructions:

- Players dribble to either cone on the middle line and perform their double move (Inside / Scissors).

Coaching Points:

- Using correct feet to execute move

- Angle of movement feint towards 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock (vice versa for opposite foot)

- Exaggeration of of shoulders and head to help sell the move more

- Head up to observe next course of action

- If wider touch taken with outside foot (might look to pass); if closer touch taken with outside of the foot (might look to seal off the defender and continue forward)

Progressions:

- Addition of semi-opposed pressure (players dribbling at each other)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme III

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Main Theme III (40 mins)

Organization:

Players split in half, 2 cones where teams start and 1 end zone.

Instructions:

- Teams take it in turns to try and score (dribbling through end zone) as soon as ball goes out or player scores, next pair goes.

- 10 second countdown per match.

Coaching Points:

- Get in line to receive the ball and Head up to locate goal

- Recognition of defender (speed of approach)

- Choice of which goal to attack based on defender's pressure

- Quick decision to perform move

- Head up to find goal, seal off defender after move and accelerate to goal

Progressions:

- Addition of goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

3v3

Instructions:

- Players play 3v3 against one another.

- Each player has to defend one specific player, cannot defend others.

Coaching Points:

- Spatial awareness

- Recognition of when to attack space and go 1v1

- When to look to play a pass to teammate

- Looking for end product

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (50 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

3v3

Instructions:

- Free play

Coaching Points:

- Spatial awareness

- Recognition of when to attack space and go 1v1

- When to look to play a pass to teammate

- Looking for end product

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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